Nurul Izzah, a former Malaysian Member of Parliament (MP), recently suffered a miscarriage.
She shared more about her experience on social media.
Lost fourth child
Izzah, who is Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim's oldest daughter, uploaded a photo of her hugging her parents in a Facebook post on Jan. 24, 2023.
She noted that that was probably the first time she hugged them since Nov. 19, 2022, the date of the 2022 Malaysian General Election.
Izzah was an MP for Permatang Pauh in Penang before she lost her seat to a challenger from Perikatan Nasional during the election.
She learnt about her pregnancy during that time, while she was travelling back and forth between Penang and Putrajaya to carry out her duties.
Unfortunately, she lost what would have been her fourth child. Izzah wrote: "The little boot is gone. Surely, we belong to Allah and verily to Him do we return."
No further details were given about the miscarriage.
Extended support to other women
Addressing other women who had similarly suffered miscarriages, Izzah wrote: "So to those of you, well almost all of us who have tasted loss, we can offer our doas (prayers), a big virtual hug, and a reminder - that life does go on."
She added: "Healing is a journey – and if you need to take some time to breathe in the moment – just do it before the next chapter in life begins anew."
She reminded them that the "splendour of joy and happiness ... lurks in every corner" and noted that each of these small moments counts.
Married to Yin Shao Loong
Izzah was previously married to Raja Ahmad Shahrir Iskandar Raja Salim, who is the father of her two children, Raja Safiyah and Raja Harith.
She is now married to Yin Shao Loong, a senior research associate at Khazanah Research Institute.
Yin has a son from his previous marriage, named Yu Zhao.
You can read Izzah's Facebook post below:
Top image from Nurul Izzah Anwar/Facebook